Silicosis

Acute vs Chronic:
  • Acute – alveolar presentation
  • Chronic – reticulonodular, more interstitial
           – simple
           – complex
Usually chronic form, simple with diffuse reticulonodular pattern – better prognosis
Complex – massive involvement, poorer prognosis
– Courtesy Raed Wahab, MD
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